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ByDave Rongey © Ask the Electrician 2017 Author, Licensed Electrical Contractor
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Understanding Home Generator Panels

How to Plan for a Generator and Transfer Switch Installation: Panels and Generator Circuit Power

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Electrical Question: I have a gasoline generator and would like to temporary hook it up (during emergencies only)to my panel to run 110 volt circuits only.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your home generator question Rusty.
Background: Rusty, a Homeowner from New Orleans.

Preparations
Application: Wiring a Generator and Transfer Switch or Generator Panel.
Skill Level: Advanced – Not Recommended for Homeowners, Best installed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Electricians pouch of hand tools and the various power tools necessary for installing the generator and transfer switch.
Estimated Time: Depends on the type and size of the generator and transfer switch and the available access to the project area and configuring the essential electrical circuits to be placed on generator power.
Precaution: Any existing electrical wiring within the immediate area that may interfere with the installation of the transfer switch may need to be relocated if necessary. The selection of the transfer switch or generator connection or generator circuit panel will affect the over all project.
Important: Installing a generator, transfer switch or generator panel must be well thought out and installed with a permit with all work being inspected.

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